What is a physical?
Your annual physical can be performed at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA with our board-certified physician in pulmonary, internal, sleep, and geriatric medicine, Dr. Abraham "Avi" Ishaaya. We offer fast, affordable physicals performed in private exam rooms (with a parent of a minor present). When you have medical tests, our laboratory has a quick turnaround on results.
Undergoing these tests before you have noticeable symptoms can determine if you’re at risk of developing a chronic disease. In one visit, you will get a clear picture of the state of your health and will be on your way to better and healthier living. When you or your child needs an annual physical, you can contact Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA to assess your health concerns before they progress into health issues.
"I had an excellent experience here! I had a long wait, which wasn’t the greatest but everyone apologized for it. I feel as though the service itself was outstanding and everyone was super kind and I learned a lot. Everyone from the nurses to the receptionist to the actual doctors themselves had excellent bedside manner so to speak, and made me feel very at ease with my concerns. 10 out of 10 I would recommend them to anyone with any asthma or lung related issues.I am very thankful that I had results that reflected a clean bill of health. Thanks to them I am totally at ease with my health."- T. / Google / Jun 26, 2021
"I left a review on their other Google page, I had an excellent experience with everyone here, from the staff to the nurses and the Dr’s themselves. Everything went pretty smoothly. I waited in between seeing everyone for a little longer than I wanted, but they were all apologetic about it and it doesn’t seem like it’s something they just always do. I left feeling totally at ease. Dr. Ishaaya seems like a really kind person and I’m glad that I saw him! I would recommend anyone with lung/asthma issues to this office! Thanks guys!"- S.G. / Yelp / Jun 25, 2021
"Had a wonderful experience from all the staff who were very helpful and friendly and the doctor was outstanding and extremely knowledgeable"- M.S. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
"Summary:The doctor listens well and offers reasonable solutions. He is available over text message, which is very convenient.Details:For my appointment, a physician’s assistant came in first to understand why I scheduled an appointment and order any tests I needed. Someone then came in to administer a pulmonary breathing test. Dr. Avi then came in to discuss the results and how to move forward. The entire process went very quickly and there was very little ’wait time’. Both the PA and Dr. Avi listened to me well and offered reasonable solutions. He gave me natural medication and prescribed something stronger, as well, to see if either of those could help me recover when my breathing issue was particularly severe. He also said that he was available over text message so that I can avoid unnecessary trips to the office, which both take time and money. I really appreciated this.After the appointment, I texted him with questions about using the medication and also about a referral for a breathing coach. He responded to both over text. So convenient!"- C.M. / Yelp / Jun 16, 2021
"Dr Ishaaya and staff are very professional and caring. I visited today because i needed a new primary and the level of healthcare and service was amazing"- M.R. / Google / Jun 11, 2021
What diagnostic testing do we offering during a physical?
Dr. Avi offers numerous wellness and preventive services that include diagnostic tools and overall health checks. These services include:
- Allergy skin testing and immunotherapy treatments
- Body composition and fat analysis
- Cardiometabolic testing
- Hormone levels and thyroid testing
- Laboratory (blood and urine) testing with same- or next-day results
- Micronutrient testing
- Telomere length testing
Cardiac function and vascular testing
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Echocardiography (Echo)
- Exercise stress testing
- Home Holter cardiac monitoring
- Venous, arterial, thyroid, carotid, and abdominal ultrasounds
Pulmonary function testing
- Nitric oxide testing to assess airway inflammation
- Methacholine Challenge to confirm the diagnosis of asthma
- Oxygen walk studies
- Sleep studies disorder evaluations
- Sleep apnea device diagnostics
What to expect during an annual physical
Your medical examination at Dr. Avi Ishaaya will be performed in a private treatment room. You will be asked questions about your health, examined, and tested (via blood and urine) for common illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and other disorders. If we feel that you have symptoms that should be seen by another provider, we will make recommendations at the annual physical appointment.
Will I need another appointment after my annual physical?
Should you need to follow-up your annual physical with treatment planning or additional visits to see Dr. Ishaaya, we will schedule you an additional appointment as needed. We can also make referrals for other specialties if needed. We can formulate your treatment plan based on your needs and manage your care for acute or chronic health issues.
Annual Physicals FAQ
What are some helpful questions to ask during an annual physical?
To get an in-depth view of your overall health, you may want to ask several questions. These can include: do I need certain immunizations, are my current medications still good, how can I maintain a healthy lifestyle for the future, or is this normal? All of these will help you feel more confident in your health. Please feel free to let us know if you have additional questions or concerns.
What should I do before my annual physical?
Before your physical, we recommend a few things to help you feel prepared. These usually include bringing any medical history documents with you and a current list of medications. Additionally, please answer any questions about your family medical history. In some cases, if we plan on performing a blood panel, you may need to fast before your appointment.
Will insurance cover my annual physical?
Because annual physicals are preventive exams, patients often receive a free visit with their insurance. However, we will confirm this with your plan before coming in for your appointment. If you do not have insurance, we can go over your options.
Schedule Your Annual Exam
Let's prevent illnesses or catch symptoms as soon as possible with an annual physical exam at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA. Your health is important to us. Your preventive care appointments can improve your overall health by being proactive in diagnosing disorders or disease before it progresses. Contact our office to speak with one of our friendly patient care coordinators to schedule your appointment today.